Lettter form Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, December 8, 1851

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Lettter form Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, December 8, 1851
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Date:1851-12-08

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Lettter form Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, December 8, 1851

action: sent

sender: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Albany, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: smc 

revision: vxa 2019-02-15

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Albany Dec. 8th 1851
My dear Father,
I have your letter
of the 4th. I am very glad
to find by what you say of
the Caucus, and in regard to
Kossuth
Birth: 1802-09-19 Death: 1894-03-20
, that you will not
disapprove of the course taken
by the Journal in relation to
those subjects.– The Caucus does
not seem to be doing as much
mischief here as it was intended
it should. In fact it hardly
seems to get credit for being
a Whig Caucus, among any
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except Administration men
Unknown
.
I suppose Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

was among that class of
“bolters” who voted for Thaddeus
Stevens
Birth: 1792-04-04 Death: 1868-08-11
; was he not?
We have only what has been
done in regard to Kossuth, as
far as Thursday. So far it
seems to be calculated to do
a great deal of good. Mr
Footes’
Birth: 1804-02-28 Death: 1880-05-20
remark about Liberty &
Slavery; his withdrawal of
the proposition after Mr Dawsons’
Birth: 1798-01-04 Death: 1856-05-05

interruption; and your renewal
of it, make a very plain
story. But I do not know but
it is too much to hope that
the ‘Whigs’ will not throw
away this opportunity, as they
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have other, preceding ones.
I have two letters from
my mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
She says she is
nearly ready to leave for
Washington, and I have
written her that I will come
whenever she wishes, and go
on with her.
The State Canvassers
Unknown
, I
believe, have determined to
announce the result to morrow
though they have not yet made
up their minds whether they
will elect Mr Patterson
Birth: 1799-11-11 Death: 1879-10-15
or not.
If they adhere to their present
determination, they will defeat
Mr Chatfield
Birth: 1808-03-07 Death: 1884-08-04
by rejecting the
XIVth ward vote.
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Dawson went to New York
on Friday, to attend the
reception of Kossuth. He
returns to morrow or next day.
All
x Birth: 1797  Death: 1858-07-03  Birth: 1819-02-06  Death: 1893-11-01 
are well at Mr Weeds
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22

Affectionately your son
Frederic W. Seward
William H. Seward
Washington